What a perfect day we had at the Soundside Outdoor Event Site weather-wise. A perfect 68 degrees and full sunshine helped us to easily enjoy this beloved annual Taste of the Beach event sponsored by Joe Lamb Jr. & Associates, and the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau.

We got bigger tents this year and more restauratns than ever competing for bragging rights and a little prize money for the best in 3 categories of pulled pork BBQ, Ribs, and chicken Wings.

So without further delay here are the results of the voting. We had a panel of 3 judges and scoring on 4 taste criteria without knowing which restaurants prepared each item. The highest totals won the category.  Then we also let the attendees have their voice on who they thought was best in each category. So six awards in total, 3 categories.

The Winners were:

Judges Awards:

Best BBQ – Pamlico Jacks Restaurant

Best Ribs – Simply Southern

Best Wings – Café Lachine

People’s Choice Awards:

Best BBQ – Frogman’s BBQ

Best Ribs – Simply Southern

Best Wings – New York Pizza Pub


Here are all the numbers laid out so you can se just how close it was. (click on the chart to make it bigger)